30 Day Drawing Challenge Day 7: Some or all of your family

This is my family and these are their catchphrases. My parents have a veritable arsenal of catchphrases (many of which I have unconsciously adopted), but my siblings are sadly lacking in them. “Do you have extra?” was my brother’s response to the question “Do you need any money?” while en route to the bank. I actually asked my sister what she thought her catchphrase might be, and this was her best guess.

A quick word on my family: they are awesome. I miss them all the time. My parents are highschool sweethearts who moved across the country and away from all their family as a young couple to set up a life in Saskatchewan. In my youth, my mom quit her steady job to become a full-time potter, and went back to school in her mid-40s to get a formal art school training. Everyone in my family bicycles seriously, and my two younger siblings race their various bikes in national competitions. My brother also plays music (both his own experimental stuff, and in a good ol’ fashioned prairie rock band). My Dad has always been an academic, but has recently returned to his longtime hobby of photography in a pretty serious way. I love ‘em all to bits, you guys. 

While I still feel uncomfortable with and disappointed in these drawings themselves, I felt much more comfortable drawing today than I have since I started. Perhaps it’s because I’m starting to figure out what ways of working digitally make sense to me. Revelation: if you start out using your drawing tool to make a rough sketch (like a pencil drawing), you can use layers to “ink” over top of your “pencil” lines, and then hide (“erase”) them JUST LIKE A NORMAL DRAWING, GUYS. I know everyone else realized this ages ago.

30 Day Drawing Challenge Day 7: Some or all of your family

This is my family and these are their catchphrases. My parents have a veritable arsenal of catchphrases (many of which I have unconsciously adopted), but my siblings are sadly lacking in them. “Do you have extra?” was my brother’s response to the question “Do you need any money?” while en route to the bank. I actually asked my sister what she thought her catchphrase might be, and this was her best guess.

A quick word on my family: they are awesome. I miss them all the time. My parents are highschool sweethearts who moved across the country and away from all their family as a young couple to set up a life in Saskatchewan. In my youth, my mom quit her steady job to become a full-time potter, and went back to school in her mid-40s to get a formal art school training. Everyone in my family bicycles seriously, and my two younger siblings race their various bikes in national competitions. My brother also plays music (both his own experimental stuff, and in a good ol’ fashioned prairie rock band). My Dad has always been an academic, but has recently returned to his longtime hobby of photography in a pretty serious way. I love ‘em all to bits, you guys. 

While I still feel uncomfortable with and disappointed in these drawings themselves, I felt much more comfortable drawing today than I have since I started. Perhaps it’s because I’m starting to figure out what ways of working digitally make sense to me. Revelation: if you start out using your drawing tool to make a rough sketch (like a pencil drawing), you can use layers to “ink” over top of your “pencil” lines, and then hide (“erase”) them JUST LIKE A NORMAL DRAWING, GUYS. I know everyone else realized this ages ago.

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